LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2002, 05:14 AM   #1
BatWest
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Gnome panels query


Twice, I have had minor system problems, system hanging and had to halt from the command line rather than using Gnome log-out. Each time, when I rebooted and logged back in as that user, there was a problem with the main panel. On the first occasion, it disappeared altogether, on the second occasion it appeared, but without the open application icon or the pager applet which it resolutely stopped me adding to the panel. These problems only occured for the one user - the one that was logged on when the crash occurred.

My question is, is it possible to either rebuild the window and panel for a particular user? In the first instance where there was no panel at all, there was no gnome menu and so nothing I could do. In the second even using the menu to create new panels, I still couldn't add all the functions. Perhaps I could have done it with a command line, but I'm a newbie still finding my way around the terminal?

My only solution was to create a new user and give them permissions to access the old user's files - but that seems a bit of a defeat.

I'm running Red Hat 7.2 with Gnome.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 07:12 AM   #2
catbert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Madison WI
Distribution: SuSE 8.0
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
You might try deleting the /.gnome/session file for that user. Gnome will then use the default session when that user logs on, with the original panels. I've had similar problems with gnome - it seems to be a little flaky sometimes.
 
Old 09-17-2002, 05:32 AM   #3
BatWest
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for that... only question is where do I find the file to delete it?
 
Old 09-17-2002, 06:49 AM   #4
catbert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Madison WI
Distribution: SuSE 8.0
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
It's in the user's home directory. It's a dot-file (hidden file, if you prefer), so if you're using a file browser such as nautilus, make sure you check the option to show hidden files. If you're working from the command line, log in as the user who is having problems and from the user's home directory do ls -a to show all files.
 
Old 09-17-2002, 09:27 AM   #5
BatWest
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Many thanks... it worked. Opened with the panel and I was able to add the pager applet, only thing it doesnt show is the open application panel, but I can live without that!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gnome Panels Kane635 Linux - Software 0 07-19-2005 10:07 PM
GNOME - missing panels Dan13 Linux - General 1 02-03-2005 03:20 AM
Gnome panels theplop Linux - Newbie 1 11-05-2004 05:09 PM
Missing Panels in Gnome codeviking Linux - Software 9 07-30-2003 09:50 PM
Gnome panels Serena Linux - Newbie 2 05-31-2002 03:42 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration